I love making gifts for people for the holidays! Today I made peppermint bark for the first time and of course I added some peppermint essential oil! If you need a quick gift for friends or neighbors, this is really fast to make and really good! I’m not a fan of too much sugar but that’s why I will give it all away 😉
1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
2 cups white chocolate
2-5 drops dōTERRA peppermint oil
1 tbsp coconut oil.
•Heat up 1 cup of chocolate with 1/2tbsp coconut oil either carefully in the stove or in the microwave. I needed to do this quick so I popped it in the microwave for 1 minute then stirred and did it again for another 15 seconds and it was done. Careful not to overheat it.
•spread it over a cookie sheet (I covered mine with parchment paper so it would be easy to remove) then stick it in the freezer for a few minutes.
•while its hardening, smash some candy canes in a baggie until they are pretty ground up, leaving some little chunks).
•once the chocolate layer is hard, heat up 2 cups of white chocolate the same way you did the dark. When that is melted perfectly add 2-5 drops of peppermint. I added 4 and thought it was perfect. Stir it in then spread it over the first hard layer.
•sprinkle the crushed candy canes of the white chocolate right away and throw it back in the freezer.
•once it’s hard, take it out. I used a meat mallet to break up the pieces and that’s it! Put the pieces in a cute tin or clear bag with a cute ribbon.
Have you made peppermint bark before?
Do you love baking for the holidays? Head over to doterra.com for some amazing cookie recipes incorporating essential oils!
Here is one from the website:
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings:Prep Time:Cook Time:Difficulty:
Ingredients:½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup white sugar
1 large egg
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1½ teaspoons natural red food coloring
1 drop Cardamom essential oil
1½ cups all-purpose flour
2½ tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon corn starch
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup white chocolate chips
Tips:Change the essential oil used to adjust flavor and create a unique cookie experience. Melted chocolate and sprinkles can make a simple cookie festive.
If you don’t have your own dōTERRA wholesale customer account yet, get in touch with me! I would love to help you figure out the best way for you to get started. Right now you can even earn a free 15ml bottle of Frankincense, only until the end of December.
Have you tried baking with your oils yet? Comment below with your favorite thing to make!